Wednesday, September 30, 2009
September 30th, 2009 Right Ear Cochlear Implant
It was a long day. We had to be at the hospital at 5:30am. They started Carver's Right Ear Cochlear Implant around 7:30am. They didn't finish until 10:45am. This surgery took longer then the Implant in his left ear. Carver did pretty good. He was having a hard time holding his oxygen saturations. So, we kept him on 1/2 lt of oxygen and still have him on oxygen. The surgery seems to make his lungs a little junky. He also broke out in a rash - an allergic reaction to something. So, that required extra meds and delayed us leaving as scheduled. We ended up leaving the hospital around 4:20pm. I was starting to get a little worried that they were going to keep us over night. I got a little cranky with the nurse at shift change, so the new nurse quickly got our paperwork and sent us on our way. I had no desire to stay in a hospital full of H1N1 kids - 9 were admitted this morning. The nurse was in such a hurry, she sent us home with Carver's IV still in his arm. Bob noticed it when we got to the car. I didn't want to go back in, so we just had Nurse Marci remove it when we got home. Having a Nurse at home comes in pretty handy.
Carver, happy to be home.